When young Mary Howard receives the news that she will be leaving her home for the grand court of King Henry VIII, to attend his mistress Anne Boleyn, she is ecstatic. Everything Anne touches seems to turn to gold, and Mary is certain Anne will one day become Queen. But Mary has also seen the King's fickle nature and how easily he discards those who were once close to him. . .
Discovering that she is a pawn in a carefully orchestrated plot devised by her father, the duke of Norfolk, Mary dare not disobey him. Yet despite all of her efforts to please him, she too falls prey to his cold wrath. Not until she becomes betrothed to Harry Fitzroy, the Duke of Richmond and son to King Henry VIII, does Mary finds the love and approval she's been seeking. But just when Mary believes she is finally free of her father, the tides turn. Now Mary must learn to play her part well in a dangerous chess game that could change her life--and the course of history.
"A beautifully written story with wonderful attention to detail. I loved the book." --Diane Haeger, author of The Queen's Mistake
"Throbs with intensity as it lays bare the secret delights of Tudor court life and the sudden, lethal terrors. A tale of innocence and ruthless ambition locked in a love-hate embrace." --Barbara Kyle, author of The King's Daughter
D.L Bogan is a history major, aiming for a master's so that she might lecture one day. She is also a musician with classical voice training who has been playing keyboards and singing in bands since she was 18. She also enjoys reading, traveling, summer activities, spending time with family and friends, and researching her next novel! She makes her home in central Wisconsin.
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1 . Tudor fiction fans will enjoy this....
Posted June 20, 2010 by Jan , Kamloops, BCI really enjoyed this book. As an avid Tudor fiction fan, I am always looking for another good book to read about those fascinating times. I am really looking forward to this author's next book, whenever that may be!
2 . Entertaining Read
Posted May 25, 2010 by Tami , Midlothian, VirginiaI really enjoyed this book. I don't think it's historically correct but that wasn't important to me. I wanted to read something enjoyable and this book certainly provided me with entertainment. It was interesting from the first page to the very last. I found myself really liking Mary and wanting her to find happiness. If you're looking for entertainment you'll enjoy this book.
3 . Nice weekend read
Posted May 21, 2010 by Calanthat , ChicagoNot always historically accurate, but entertaining.
4 . truly amazing!
Posted May 09, 2010 by kim , baton rouge,LAthis book is super interesting and very well written. I cried throughout the entire book! It is so fantastic that they should make it into a movie. This book is definatly a must read!
April 27, 2010
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